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1919 The new federal leader, Mackenzie King, is elected by acclamation to represent Prince County in the House of Commons. His tenure in Ottawa is record-breaking his incumbency in Prince County is brief.
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Events and Activities

Beginners Welcome for Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield

New dancers are welcome for this fall's Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield dance evenings. Dancing will begin on Wednesday, September 11th, from 7:00 to 9:15 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage house. No previous dance exerience is needed and a partner is not required.

The social dances that are learned are from set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world - Scottish country, English Country, quadrilles, and round dances.

Each evening will include simple dances that include basic steps and formations as well as more complex dances and formations. Depending on interest, there may be a time each evening espcially for new dancers.

A dance party in early December will feature a program of favourite dancers from the fall classes.

Havenwood Productions is Pleased to Present Frozen 2 in the Carriage House at Beaconsfield

Returning for a second season, Havenwood Productions is pleased to present Disney's Frozen 2. This show runs Monday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 am and Sunday afternoons at 2 pm from July 15th to August 15th. Reservations in advance are highly recommended. There are made by contacting 902-314-1800 or More information can be found on the website

Ireland Meets Scotland Plays Friday Evenings from July 19th-August 30th

The show tells a story, through music and dance, prose and poetry, of Irish and Scottish immigrants in the 1800s leaving their homelands and meeting in the New World. The show runs Friday evenings in the Carriage House at Beaconsfield. All shows being at 8 pm with doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors adn $10 for 12 and under. For reservations call 902-314-3078 or email For more information visit

Ebb and Flow: Tides of Settlement on Prince Edward Island

Ebb and Flow is a new multi-media stage production on Saturday evenings, July 13-August 31, 2019, produced by Amanda Mark and Laurie Murphy. In collabortation with fellow artists and cultural groups on the Island, the theatrical presentation explores the topic of settlement on PEI.

In association with the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Artifactory, Ebb & Flow is an evening in three parts:
7:30pm pre-show (doors open, music, displays);
8pm one-hour performance (music, song, theatre, improv); and,
9pm post-show (Q&A and music jam session).

Tickets are $25 per person and must be reserved in advance by email to, and confirmed with a reply email, OR are $30 per person at the door, pending availability.

John Connolly

John Connolly will perfrom a solo acoustic concert at Beaconsfield Carriage House on July 21st from 7 to 9 pm. Based around a series of solo acoustic shows that John developed over the past few years, this concert is built around his flowing voice and informal stage presence. John is open to reqeusts from the audience and will perform his own songs along with a range of covers and traditionals.

John will be playing a select few concerts in Charlottetown this summer as his Sunday Concert Series will continue on continue on July 21 and August 18 at Beaconsfield. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with music at 7:00 pm. Tickets are avaible at the door.